POINT ACONI LIGHTHOUSE

The lighthouse in 1998
© Kathy Brown


Location


POINT ACONI I - Light Details

  • Location: On High Point, 1 mile south of Point Aconi
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1874
  • Year Lit: 1874
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, white, dwelling attached
  • Light Characteristic: Occulting White (1943)
  • Tower Height: 020ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 091ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1883 - catatropic lens, fixed red, 11m
  • 1922 - 1943 - 4th order dioptric lens, occulting white (15s), 15m
  • 1943 - 1955 - discontinued between these dates, not replaced
  • 1955 - 1968 - skeleton tower erected between these dates

POINT ACONI II - Light Details

  • Location: On High Point, 1 mile south of Point Aconi
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1990
  • Began: 1989
  • Year Lit: 1989
  • Structure Type: Circular fibreglass tower, white, red lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 038ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 084ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1989 - replaced skeleton tower
  • 1992 - electric lantern, fog signal (est. 1966)

Highlights

  • County: CBRM
  • Region: Cape Breton Island
  • Body of Water: Spanish Bay
  • Scenic Drive: Marconi Trail
  • Site Access: By Car
  • Characteristic: Fixed White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 038 ft
  • Height Above Water: 084 ft
  • Latitude: 46~20~09.7
  • Longitude: 60~17~32.7
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: No
  • Still Operating: No

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